Bogotá
Meet the Locals

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Bogotá Meet the Locals

Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

1. Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. You'll first visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there you will cross the Savannah. In the afternoon you will reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day you will enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

...
Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

2. Bogota: Bicycle City Tour

See Colombia’s capital city from a unique perspective on this cycling tour of Bogota. Ride your bike to traditional food markets, a coffee factory, the bullfighting stadium, the Central Cemetery, the historical center and through Bogota's many plazas, parks, and neighborhoods. The exact route varies depending on the day, weather, and whether or not there are special events going on in the city, but you’re always guaranteed and eclectic mix of fun and culture. Gain an insider’s view of Bogota and Columbia as you meet local people and visit sites off the beaten path. The terrain is mostly flat, and there are plenty of stops, but this is an urban tour so expect some traffic and a decent level of exercise.

...
Bogotá: Comuna El Paraíso Tour with Cable Car

3. Bogotá: Comuna El Paraíso Tour with Cable Car

Start your journey to Bogatá’s El Paraíso district with either hotel pickup, or a bus transfer, accompanied by your guide. Hop on a cable car to head up the hill to the district, soaking in the panoramic views as your soar over the city. Gaze down at the colorful houses, mingling with technicolor graffiti and small parks and plazas.  After your ascent, you’ll head off on a walking tour with your local guide to get a feel for the vibrant neighborhood. Wander the bustling avenues, spotting street art among the neon-painted houses and narrow boulevards. Meet local community leaders in charge of the New Life Foundation, learning about the positive changes that have been made to revitalize the neighborhood. Continue to the best spot for panoramic views over the entire city, then try a traditional Colombian snack to get a feel for local culinary culture. Afterwards, you’ll head back down on the cable car, having experienced yet another fascinating portion of thrilling Bogotá.

...
Bogota: 5-7 Hour La Candelaria And City Walking Tour

4. Bogota: 5-7 Hour La Candelaria And City Walking Tour

Dive into Bogotá’s diversity by joining this fun 5 to 7-hour city tour. Bogotá has a lot to offer and you will receive a complete perspective of it. Start your day by meeting your local guide at your hotel. He will take you to your first stop: Monserrate. Here you’ll take the cable car up the mountain to enjoy the most amazing and breathtaking views of this city: the whole length of the valley from the best vantage point. After making your way back down La Candelaria, you will walk its cobblestoned streets, surrounded by colonial architecture to the spectacular Gold Museum. You’ll learn about the region's ancestors through their remains of metalwork made before Spaniards arrival. Listen to the guide retelling the transition from indigenous to Spanish colonization at the foundational square Chorro de Quevedo and taste chicha an ancestral corn-based fermented drink. Nearby you will also taste some Colombian flavor through fruits and natural juices. Once refreshed visit Simón Bolívar Square and learn how politics and conflict relate to each other and its current challenges with a peace agreement already signed. Then, jump to the Botero Museum and see some of the greatest works of Colombian modern painter Fernando Botero. After a fulfilling day finish this journey in the best way possible, by tasting a cup of Colombian coffee, at a place where local and friendly baristas will teach you the basics about our treasured good. Of course, time for lunch will be given as well as recommendations on restaurants and traditional meals from the guide. Keep in mind this tour can last between 5 to 7 hours, and it’s up to you. This will be nothing but a whole day of being amazed by Bogotá’s vibe.

...
Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

5. Bogota: Food Discovery Tour

Explore the unique flavors of different Colombian regions on this food tour of Bogota. Go to 7 places within the La Candelaria neighborhood and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. Visit the local market and stop by multiple family-owned businesses to try aborrajado, ajiaco, and other special dishes. Meet with some of the best professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, get to learn about Colombian culture through its food and history. This tour accommodates both vegetarian and vegan preferences. Be prepared to tuck into lunch and dinner so make sure with an empty belly.

...
From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

6. From Bogotá: Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall With Meals

Travel deep into the Andean jungle on a 3-hour trek to see the great sights of El Chiflón and La Chorrera waterfalls. Meet your experienced bilingual guide in Bogotá and start the day with a traditional Columbian breakfast at an authentic hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Then, set off by private van to La Chorrera. Drive past the East Hills on the way and stop to take pictures of the paramo of Cruz Verde. Arrive at the park and begin the approximately 3-hour round-trip hike through the lush, green Andean forest, learning about the native life and plants of the area. Continue your trek to reach the 1,936-foot (590-meter) wall of cascading water that is La Chorrera. Take in the breathtaking sight of Colombia's mightiest waterfall amid a wonderland of natural beauty.     Throughout the hike, see and learn about the colorful birds hidden at the top of the trees and breathe in the clean air in this spectacular landscape.   Refuel with lunch at a beautiful restaurant and marvel at the spectacular views here before heading back to Bogotá.

...
Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

7. Bogotá: 5-Hour City and Monserrate Hill Tour

Following pickup from your Bogotá accommodation, begin your day discovering just what the biggest city in Colombia has to offer. Stroll around its historical La Candelaria district, visiting the Gold Museum and exploring the area's other prominent landmarks. The city of Bogotá is also famous for being located right next to Monserrate Hill, which offers the most incredible panoramic views of Colombia’s capital. From up there, the bird’s-eye views of Bogotá are simply unbeatable. Later on, discover more secret gems of this fascinating city whilst learning interesting facts that you will not soon forget. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide returns you to your accommodation.

...
Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

8. Bogotá: Guided 5-Hour Coffee Farm Tour

Join us on our Coffee Farm experience as we set out from the center of the city and head an hour and a half deeper into the mountains of Bogotá! We will start the day by enjoying a traditional Colombian breakfast together and then go to meet our local farmers. We will discuss what it means to be an organic coffee farm and what the daily tasks of a farmer look like. Walk around the farm and take in the more than 8,000 coffee plants. We’ll learn how to hand-pick coffee and process it, and then afterward we will enjoy a delicious cup of coffee prepared in a unique way. If the weather and season permit, we will even get to plant our own coffee! We wrap up the tour with local cuisine for lunch and began the trip back to the city, making brief stops to take pictures of the Paramos ecosystems and the picturesque Bogotá city skyline. Total duration: 7-8 hours.

...
Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

9. Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the "salt cakes" were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the "Muiscas" began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.

...
Horseback Riding Tour

10. Horseback Riding Tour

Ride on a Colombian Creole horse along the fauna, flora, rivers, creeks and lakes that make the Andean highland a perfect scenario for a thrilling day out in nature during your stay in Bogotá. On this tour, you will be driven from Bogotá to a rural location 40 minutes to the south east of the capital. There, a local cowboy will be expecting you with tame - yet powerful - horses ready for the adventure. After some instructions and advice, you'll start the ride, in the company of a guide (if option selected). Going up to 3,200 MAMSL, you will enter an Andean ecosystem, which is very different to the stereotypical image of the tropical jungle many visitors have about Colombia. After an hour's ride, you'll reach a fantastic lookout point where you'll be able to see the Monserrate Hill and even Bogotá in the distance. After a break (for stretching your legs and having a snack), you'll head back to the ranch via another path, making a loop. Once back at camp, a hot homemade meal cooked by a local, using ingredients fresh from the garden, will be waiting for you. After lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel or any other place in Bogotá.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Bogotá

Want to discover all there is to do in Bogotá? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Bogotá

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We were e group of five family members on this tour. Our driver Jairo picked us up at our hotel at 8am and took us first to Guatavita and then to lunch in Zipaquirá at Brasos del Llano. The food was great and the attendant was very attentive and welcomed us with the flag of our island. After that we went to the Salt Cathedral. It's a long day trip but definitely worth it. I absolutely recommend this tour and the driver Jairo is very polite and nice man. He gave us tips for other places to visit during our stay in Bogota.

Awesome tour, Juan was so cool and had lots of interesting info about the area and cable cars. Felt very safe and a great way to get out of the tourist areas and see the authentic side of Bogotá!

Juan was a great tour guide! Very kind with knowledge! He took us to vey hidden and beautiful spots. I would highly recommend his tour who wants to know about Bogota & Colombia and want to enjoy!

It is a great way to explore Bogotá! Our tour guide, Mike, gave us a lot of information about the history of the city

Small group, relaxed drive, interesting tour and great coffee :)